Hygrodiplosis vaccinii (Kieffer, 1897)

on Vaccinium

Hygrodiplosis vaccinii: galls on Vaccinium myrtillus

Vaccinium myrtillus, galls (from Houard, 1909a)

gall

The leaf margin is thickened, cartilaginous, coloured yellow or reddish, and rolled downwards. The larva is yellow or reddish. Univoltine, hibernation in the ground.

hostplants

Ericaceae, narrowly (?) monophagous

Vaccinium uliginosum.

Skuhravá & Skuhravý additionally mention V. myrtillus and vitis-idaea; on these plants then there is no way to separate the galls from those of Dasineura myrtilli; but see below.

larva

Hygrodiplosis vaccinii: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)

synonyms

Clinodiplosis, Perrisia, vaccinii.

inquilines

Redfern & Shirley among others suggest the possibility that Dasineura myrtylli is a, possibly facultative, inquiline of vaccinii.

references

Barnes (1948b), Béguinot (2002h, 2012a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Gagné (2010a), Hellrigl (2006a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 2003a, 2005b,c, 2006a, 2010a,b, 2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a, 2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

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